CRANFORD - Cranford Mayor Patrick Giblin, the Health Department, and the Office of Emergency Management received notice on Thursday from the State Department of Health CDRSS System that there are two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cranford.
These two cases, combined with the first case on March 17, bring Cranford’s total to three confirmed cases. According to the NJ Department of Health, at this moment, there are 742 positive test results Statewide.
According to the release, the Cranford Health Department is conducting contact tracing pursuant to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health guidelines. Individuals who were in contact with the positive patients will be contacted, and an investigation is ongoing. Each location visited by the positive cases has been notified of the individual’s exposure and symptoms to allow the identification of close contacts, and to increase awareness of those exposed for potential development of symptoms.
Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of New Jersey, and public health officials when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting common areas. It is the best way to reduce the rapid spread of this virus.
If you are feeling sick, please stay home. Call your healthcare provider for guidance on how to manage your symptoms and if you can manage your symptoms (cough and fever) from home, please do so.